Red Deer's green cart collection program starts Monday. (Photo contributed by City of Red Deer).

Seasonal changes to green cart collection start next week in Red Deer

Green carts will be collected every other week starting Monday.

The seasonal change will be in effect until April 4. Green carts will be collected every other week on the same week as blue carts.

“We see a steep decrease in organics collected over the winter months, so there isn’t a need for weekly collection during that time,” said Marilyn Moore, waste diversion specialist.

“Blue and black cart collection schedules won’t change, but green carts will be collected every other week during cooler months. We will shift back to weekly green cart collection in April as yard waste increases.”

Updated cart collection calendars are available on the City website and residents are encouraged to sign up for cart collection alerts through Notify Red Deer for personalized reminders about which cart(s) to set out each week. Residents can sign up or add these alerts to their existing account at

Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out by calling the Blue Line at 403-342-BLUE (2583) or emailing .

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